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Meaning & Definition of Spark in English

English

Spark

/spɑrk/

noun

1. A momentary flash of light

    synonym:
  • flicker
  • ,
  • spark
  • ,
  • glint

2. Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

  • "He had a sparkle in his eye"
  • "There's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
    synonym:
  • sparkle
  • ,
  • twinkle
  • ,
  • spark
  • ,
  • light

3. Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

    synonym:
  • discharge
  • ,
  • spark
  • ,
  • arc
  • ,
  • electric arc
  • ,
  • electric discharge

4. A small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger

  • "A spark of interest"
  • "A spark of decency"
    synonym:
  • spark

5. Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)

    synonym:
  • Spark
  • ,
  • Muriel Spark
  • ,
  • Dame Muriel Spark
  • ,
  • Muriel Sarah Spark

6. A small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction

    synonym:
  • spark

verb

1. Put in motion or move to act

  • "Trigger a reaction"
  • "Actuate the circuits"
    synonym:
  • trip
  • ,
  • actuate
  • ,
  • trigger
  • ,
  • activate
  • ,
  • set off
  • ,
  • spark off
  • ,
  • spark
  • ,
  • trigger off
  • ,
  • touch off

2. Emit or produce sparks

  • "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"
    synonym:
  • spark
  • ,
  • sparkle

Examples of using

A spark would be enough to burn a forest.
You really ought to change your spark plugs.